Category Archives: Advice

penalty points

Traffic offences and penalty points – get the facts

By Allie • October 29th, 2014 • (5 comments)

Every year police in England and Wales deal with more than six million road traffic offences; ranging from minor infractions to serious offences. Make sure you stay in the know, and keep on the right side of the law with our guide to motoring offences in the UK and th...

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Caught in a flash – what happens when you’re caught speeding

By Allie • October 15th, 2014 • (8 comments)

You’re driving in a new area, distracted by rowdy kids in the back seat, or singing along to the radio; in your rear view you see a sickening flash and realise with a sinking feeling that you’ve been caught by a speed camera…  No matter how careful a driver you...

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Pre-load your smartphone with essential apps for winter driving

Essential winter driving apps for your phone

By Pete Barden • October 3rd, 2014 • (0 comments)

Winter is coming, so there’s no better time to pre-load your smartphone with the apps you’ll need to keep yourself and family safe on the road as weather conditions deteriorate. Follow the Crawley Down Group’s guide to essential winter driving apps....

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Driving and your health

By Pete Barden • September 26th, 2014 • (3 comments)

Driving can be a challenging business on crowded UK roads, but it can also be seriously damaging to our health. Here’s the Crawley Down Group’s guide to 10 ways to stay healthy behind the wheel. 1) Hire-car horror: Do you need to book a hire car? Then you’d ...

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Even families can 'downsize' their car - and bills

Downsize your car and bills – not your fun

By Pete Barden • September 18th, 2014 • (0 comments)

Are you joining the rush to downsize your life? From environmental to financial, the reasons for reining in the excesses of the ’90s and noughties are clear to see – so let’s take a look at what’s sitting on your drive and the options to downsize your car…...

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Find out which pump you should be heading for

Petrol or diesel… what’s right for you?

By Pete Barden • August 1st, 2014 • (0 comments)

Buying a new car? You know what make and model you want, but should it come in petrol or diesel flavour? Here’s all the information you need to make the right choice for you… With superior fuel economy and lower car tax liability, diesel cars might seem the ob...

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What to look out for when buying a used car…

By Allie • June 19th, 2014 • (0 comments)

You’ve been searching for months, and you’ve finally found it; your dream car! The price is right, the model is perfect and the mileage is spot on; but could all of this be just a little too good to be true? Buying a used car is a stressful business; there’s so ...

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summer car

Our top tips to get your car set for summer!

By Allie • June 10th, 2014 • (0 comments)

After a freezing winter and the stormy wash out that was spring, your car is in desperate need of a good scrub! Salt from the roads, dirty water and tree sap are doing their best to turn your car from a gleaming set of wheels into a beaten up old wreck. The weather is...

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Bank Holiday Weekend Driving

By Pete Barden • May 23rd, 2014 • (0 comments)

Bank Holidays are great… until you step from your door, jump in your car and grind to a halt twenty yards down the road. Don’t despair though, the Crawley Down Group has all the info you need to swerve the getaway gridlock. Be prepared this Bank Holiday Before you...

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